After a little research, it seems this was home base for some Me 262s as well as the experimental Dornier Do-335, which had short-bladed propellers on both the front and back of the fuselage. Possibly this was used to store a replacement propeller blade?
I do know it was brought home by an American soldier and he used it to store his other trophies in. If you happen to know for a fact exactly what it's for, please message me! I'm always keen to learn about weird items I find.
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